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Cade Roux
2003-11-19, 15:53
I _used_ to have a JVC KD-SH99 head unit (plays mp3 off CD-R, and there
is also a MP3 cd-changer which works with newer JVC units). It also had
front and rear inputs. I ran the rear inputs from the rear of the dash
to inside my armrest, where I would store my PJB100 (20GB HDD player).
The controls and features of this player still beat the iPod (IMO) for use
in a car, especially the way I could use it in the car (shuffle disc across
whole collection or within sets of discs) without having to look at the
machine. Also, the PJB gets 12 hours on a single charge.

Unfortunately, my HU was stolen in April, and now my PJB power jack has
got a bad connection, plus I have no inputs on my factory HU I've put back
into the car. The FM transmitter isn't a great option - I have one for
my wife's iPod, and twoother models I tried with my iPaq and PJB.

So I've been looking for options. My original plan (and I have all the
parts and it all works), was to use the iPaq with an external 3.5" HD (drivers
available) enclosure. The only problem was the software - Media Player
tries to scan the whole 80GB drive. Other software had too small buttons
on the iPaq screen. I even welded had a cupholder mount onto a modified
iPaq cradle. But the ultimate problem was software and interface, and I
didn't have time to code it.

I really liked my JVC, and when I bought it, it was acknowledged the best
- least skipping, least gaps between tracks and everything. I have to have
a HD-based player in my car, as I don't generally make CDs, but for versatility,
I loved the JVC with the PJB. Anyone really used the dension unit?

TIA,

Cade Roux

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> 1. mp3 via iPod in car (Charles Bouldin)
> 4. mp3 via iPod in car (Jason Snell)
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>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:04:32 -0500
>From: Charles Bouldin <charles.bouldin (AT) nist (DOT) gov>
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] mp3 via iPod in car
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>>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 09:53:55 -0800
>>From: Jason Snell <jsnell (AT) macworld (DOT) com>
>>To: SlimDevices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>Subject: [slim] The Future ...
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>>>Sounds like you're looking for an empeg/Rio Car (www.riocar.org).
>>>They aren't in production
>>
>>See, this is the part that kills me. They're not making them anymore.
>>Even if they're available on eBay, it gives me the willies.
>>
>>Surely _someone_ will once again manufacture an in-dash MP3 player
>>for people's cars....
>>
>>-jason
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>>Jason Snell / Editor in Chief, Macworld / jsnell (AT) macworld (DOT) com
>>415-243-3565 / AIM-iChat: MW jsnell
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>Well, you probably know this, and it isn't in-dash, but here is how I
>use my iPod in the car. Basically, you get a cable that connects to
>the CD-changer outlet. Not a universal solution, but far, far better
>than the FM transmitters and cassette adapters.
>
>http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35392&highlight=ipod+car
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>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 12:18:47 -0800
>From: Jason Snell <jsnell (AT) macworld (DOT) com>
>To: Charles Bouldin <charles.bouldin (AT) nist (DOT) gov>, discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] mp3 via iPod in car
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>Charles Bouldin wrote:
>
>>Well, you probably know this, and it isn't in-dash, but here is how
>>I use my iPod in the car. Basically, you get a cable that connects
>>to the CD-changer outlet. Not a universal solution, but far, far
>>better than the FM transmitters and cassette adapters.
>
>Yup... but of course, an iPod is not something with an interface
>meant to be used in a car, even with the remote. You can't see what's
>playing unless you hold it in your hand (and with the light on)....
>it's a nice workaround, and I use my iPod in the car on any long
>drive I take, but it's just not the same as a product built
>specifically for my car.
>
>-jason
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